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Get Involved in this Amazing Sisterhood! Become a Founding Member Today!

I’m glad you decided to come over and check out what we’re doing here in the greater Placer County and surrounding areas in Northern California!

Polka Dot Powerhouse is a women’s connection company that I’ve been a member of since Sept 2018. I have started a chapter here near me NOW because I was longing for more deeper connections with like-minded, successful and positive women like you!

We’ve been doing some Open Houses and YOU ARE INVITED!

We’re accepting NEW Members Now and our goal is 30 new members by the end of March 2024! Bonus swag bags and event for the first 30 Founding Members!

Watch the video below to hear more.  Then please register for an upcoming event…they are all on the page here:

Watch this video tutorial for how to register for which events, etc.


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Upcoming Placer County PDP Events & Open Houses*

Placer County Chapter Events – Become one of the first 30 Founding Members Today!! No pressure to join, just come check us out!

Monthly Luncheons – Connection Meetings: 2nd Wednesday from 12:00-2:00 PST held at Casa del Lago Mexican Restaurant, 8570 Auburn Folsom Rd. in Granite Bay. No fee to attend as a member or guest, buy your own food and drinks.

  • March 13 – Open House Connection Meeting
  • April 10 – Our BIG Chapter Launch Event! Need 30+ registrants!!
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10

Monthly Coffee Connects: 2nd Saturday from 9:00-10:30 (Locations Vary around the greater area and are held at women-owned businesses.): These are casual get togethers with no formal agenda. No fee, buy your own food/drink.

  • March 9 at Shady Coffee & Tea, 325 Douglas Blvd, Roseville

Monthly Virtual Open House Events: 3rd Tuesday from 9:00-10:30 am PST – These are free for current members and guests to come together and connect, learn about our local group, etc. We will have partial main agenda, introductions, etc.

  • February 20
  • March 18

    Please send me an email if you have more questions: katrina@jumpstartyourbiznow.com or text/call 916-532-4142.

    Typical Outline of our Connection Meeting:

    • Introductions – 60 sec for you to introduce yourself, your business and your passions if you don’t have a business
    • Celebrations – personal or professional, we want to celebrate you!
    • Collaborations – who collaborated/did business together, or tell us more about YOU if you’re a guest!
    • SPEAKER or Connection Activity & Chapter News & Events
    • New Products, Services and Events Announcements – what do you have to offer, share your biz, passions, events and social stuff too
    • Referral Needs/The Ask, Dot Love Award & Connect Drawing 

    Membership Info – How to Join!

    If you are joining Polka Dot Powerhouse and interested in the Placer County Chapter, you may use this coupon code:  PLACERCOUNTY24  to get $50 off your annual membership of the regular level or Diamond level. CHOOSE PLACER COUNTY AS YOUR HOME CHAPTER

    * Note, there are special “Founding Member” gifts for the first 30 new members who join from the local greater Placer, Sacramento and El Dorado Counties so join sooner than later for that, for access to virtual calls and all the local activities… 

    If you KNOW you’re ready to JOIN…

    Want a LOT more info on WHY Polka Dot might be a great place for you? Read stories from members here:

    Your Story Can Go Here When You Join and Realize How Freaking Awesome This Group Is!!

    Want More Motivation to Join Us? Read Some Amazing “Dot Stories”

    Our Founder Shannon Crotty’s story of the first PDP member: Many of you have heard the story that when Polka Dot Powerhouse began in 2012, that we only had ONE paid member for several months – it looked like a failed idea. 

    When that one member joined, she said “I don’t understand what this is, but I trust you.” ☺️ She didn’t know she was the only one. I often tell the story of this first member, but I’ve rarely mentioned who she was, so very few other people knew.  This past weekend at Eau Claire Sisterhood Summit, she was in attendance. At that event she was acknowledged and thanked. As I gave her a gift, we hugged, and she whispered in between a light sob “I had no idea”. 

    If she hadn’t joined, I truly don’t know if we would have continued forward. It was due to her trust and belief that we were able to push through and persist on until we were able to find our feet. Today we stand at just under 3,000 members across the globe with new members joining every day. But it all started with her, that first amazing member. 

    I hear a lot of thanks given to us for keeping on past that rough start and we appreciate that more than we can express. But PDP would not be here if we hadn’t had the first member who believed without evidence until evidence existed. 

    So thank you Cora Rohrbach Sandstrom  ! I know you did not know but you have literally impacted more lives than you know without knowing it 😘 Thank you. 

    And for all of the other DOT sisters thank you for your belief and trust as well. This community is built and evolved with each new member – you are ALL so important to us. Each one of you is equally valued and loved in this family. 

    Finally, keep in mind — it’s a blessing beyond measure to have an idea and it only takes one to light the fire! 🔥

    Bobbette: Here is my Dot story, and why I Rock The Dot with Polka Dot Powerhouse. 

    I joined this awesome group of loving, kind, giving and fabulous women almost 6 years ago as part of the San Mateo, Ca Chapter in the SF Bay Area.

    I am so grateful that I was invited by Donna Lynch Bloom and encouraged to attend a meeting by Mindy Van Vleet. Previously, I attended a variety of network groups, and I was looking for a group that was interested in building relationships and truly getting to know each other. I was looking for a group that wanted to support each other and help each other be successful both personally and professionally.

    I knew this was the group I had been seeking, because when I walked into the room filled with 30 women and the energy was off the charts! The women were so welcoming and inviting.

    I fell so in love with the women, the community and the concept of Polka Dot Powerhouse, not only did I want to be a member I wanted to part of the organization. I joined the leadership team, and then a few years later launched the Fremont, CA Chapter as the Managing Director.  This June we will celebrate our 4th anniversary as a Chapter!

    Our monthly Zoom meetings are fun, interactive, and we have awesome speakers who are experts in their field. We encourage everyone to connect and get to know each other and not just in our chapter, but in all chapters.

    We collaborate together to create more opportunities for everyone. We have members that work for corporations, that are entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and some don’t even have a business they just want to be part of a community.

    During 2020 we have become stronger via Zoom attending meetings worldwide and developing personally and professionally.  We have come closer to each other in our friendships, and we have become each other’s biggest cheerleaders.

    Jade: On this I Rock The Dot Day – I want to share the Incredible 1,000 mile Dot Connect story on soon to be year anniversary of how my nephew broke his collar bone on the last day of hockey. When we were facetiming, I asked him what I could do for him. And he said a Domino’s pizza. 

    Now I live in a small town in Colorado and he lives in WI where the nearest Dominos is 30+ miles away and does not deliver that far. 

    I contacted the nearest Dot chapter (Wausau) asking if anyone could pick up the pizzas and deliver them to him. I even offered to pay big money to make this boy’s day brighter.

    The Director of the Wausau chapter Jenifer Wilhelm-Draeger said she would help, and Operation Pizza via Facebook Messenger was in motion. 

    I ordered the pizzas online from Colorado. Jenifer’s husband in Central Wisconsin picked them up and drove them 30+ miles to my surprised nephew’s house. 

    He still doesn’t understand how that all happened because all I will say when he asks is “Magic.”

    That’s what I love about this group of women – it’s the one “networking group” where it’s ok if your business comes second and being a kind human comes first. 

    The world needs more of that right now.  Thank you all Dots for being you. #irockthedot2023 #nocodots

    Denise: I know it is new member Monday and I do not know if I ever officially introduced myself way back in January of this year when I officially joined. I also became Managing Director in July 2018 for my chapter of Menomonie, WI amazing ladies. The reason I am sharing today is because this is my Dot Story.

    In April of 2017 I announced publicly for the 1st time at PDP Sisterhood Summit that I was going to open my own Boutique. When I said those words I did not 100% believe I could do it.. But that day because of the amazing ladies I sat with and met they kept encouraging me to pursue my dream and not give up. I was not even an official Dot yet. So, thru the entire year of 2017 I received amazing support and encouragement from Dot Sisters all over the U.S. so I finally became an official Dot Sister in January 2018.

    I have not only been encouraged thru this year but supported when the times got tough. Thank you to all my amazing, and I mean amazing Dot Sisters who believed in me and inspired me thru their actions and words.

    I have now purchased and closed on a building to open my boutique in Spring 2019. Tin Roof Boutique, LLC will not only be a dream anymore but a reality. Words can not express the gratitude I have for all of your support! As Shannon encouraged us at Celebration to say “I am a Mountain Climber” I can truly say I have reached the top because of you Dot Sisters!!! Love you all

    Shari: I thought I’d take a moment to share my Polka Dot story. If you watched the video Shannon posted today, I am that person she talked about who joined but didn’t engage. I was nearing my 1 year anniversary and was thinking that I wasn’t going to renew because the group didn’t seem to be adding to my life or business very much. 

    I then had a few wake-up calls and a couple of kicks in the butt that *I* needed to be the one to start to change that. I re-committed, fully engaged and embraced what Polka Dot stands for and EVERYTHING started to change. 

    The first big thing was when I met Tracy Shelton. We hit it off right away and have become the best of friends. I can’t imagine what the last few months would have been like had she not been in my life.  

    I felt a very strong connection to Alissa Daire Nelson when we met at Celebration. She has become not only my friend but also my coach. Again, I can’t imagine the last few months without her. 

    I have connected with soooooo many amazing and inspiring women from all over the country. My business has certainly improved thanks to the Dots, but for me, Polka Dot has had the biggest impact from a personal standpoint. Life just feels safer knowing that I have this tribe of women who have my back.  

    I told Shannon at Celebration how in awe I was of her for creating all of this. I think her response sums up the true beauty of Polka Dots. “It was all of YOU who created this; I was just the facilitator to get it started.”